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Imagine a program dedicated both to serving the University of Calgary community and to engaging in positive interaction with the religious communities in our city. That is the role of the Chair of Christian Thought. The Chair's mission is to bridge the academy and faith communities, bringing the academic study of religion to the communities and representing Christian interests by providing for the teaching of Christian Thought in the university.

There are two ways to support the Chair of Christian Thought

The Chair of Christian Thought Endowment
The Chair is funded through a $2.7M endowment made possible by generous donors and churches over the years. An endowment is a charitable purpose trust that is held and invested by the university; only interest income is used to fund the Chair's activities in perpetuity. We are currently working to increase the endowment to $3.5M, which is needed to fully fund the Chair of Christian Thought.

The Chair of Christian Thought Annual Fund
The Chair's activities are also supported through annual donations from its loyal supporters - alumni, friends, churches, foundations, and corporations. Gifts to the Annual Fund ensure that the Chair can maintain its annual activities, such as public lectures and graduate student scholarships, as we continuously work to secure funds for the endowment to fully fund the Chair in perpetuity.

All gifts are tax deductible regardless of size.

Become a member of the Legacy Circle
Through a contribution of $1,000 or more to either the Endowment or Annual Fund, you will become a member of the Legacy Circle an receive a tax receipt for the amount donated as well as recognition on the Legacy Circle poster displayed at each public lecture.

To learn more about the Legacy Circle program, click here to download a PDF brochure. 


How to give:


Give Online
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Give by Phone
Make a gift using your Visa, MasterCard or American Express by calling:
(403) 220-8873 or toll free at 1-800-972-8632

Give by mail
Cheques for the Chair of Christian Thought should be made payable to the University of Calgary. (Please put into the memo line: Chair of Christian Thought).  Mail to:

Development Office
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

Please do not send cash by mail.